Rory's Virtual Irish Food Fest
By Rory Morohan This time last year, before we knew the full extent of the COVID-19 crisis, I felt ...

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Covid creates Vera Foods
Covid 19 has played a role in creating an exciting new food business for two hospitality professiona...

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Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
John Girvan, Manager at catering supplier Alliance Online Ireland (, shares so...

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IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
Representing over 200 member companies, IFSA (the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) and Chef Net...

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Rory's Virtual Irish Food Fest
Covid creates Vera Foods
Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines


Two Hotels for Sale

Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal is for sale with an asking price of €2,3m.

The 138 bedroom four star hotel has a large conferebce centre and a leisure centre with swimming pool.

The sale is being handled by DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald which is also selling the Cedars Hotel in Rosslare. This 34 bedroom three star hotel has ceased trading and is being offered with vacant possession with an asking price of €700,000


Sodexo Aids Charities



Four Irish charities benefited from the fundraising efforts of Sodexo staff throughout Ireland.  Account director Billy Perkins handed over cheques for €5,000 each to Amy Collins of Focus Ireland; Gearoid McKendrick, St. Vincent de Paul, Aisling Andrews, Barnardos and Mary Anne Sweeney, Irish Cancer Society.

The monies were raised from a multitude of activities that included cake sales, 10k runs and bag packing.  One of the main fundraisers was the Stop Hunger Bake Sale that took place simultaneously in multiple site locations throughout Ireland on Friday 24th April to coincide with the Stop Hunger initiative across the Sodexo world.

Green Light for Red Cow

Hotelier Tom Moran has been given perimission to build a large new extension to his Red Cow Hotel on the Naas Road, Dublin.

He retained the hotel when  his Bewleys Hotels  were sold to Dalata earlier this year.

The new five storey block will include close on 100 guestrooms, a banqueting suite and restaurant.

It will attract a South County Dublin County Council development levy of €426,000

Cruise Flotilla at Dublin


Dublin Port welcomed four luxury cruise liners within a four-hour window this morning, mak


ing it the city's biggest-ever day for cruise tourism.

Between them, the four ships are carrying over 13,000 passengers and crew, bringing an estimated windfall of €1.3 million to the city, Dublin Port Company says.

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Tourism Ireland Meets in Kilkenny

 The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel was the venue for the July board meeting of Tourism Ireland,. 

he board members took the opportunity to meet with local tourism operators prior to the meeting, to discuss the tourism season and the extensive promotional programme which Tourism Ireland is undertaking to highlight Kilkenny, the South East and the island of Ireland around the world this year.

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